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Autumn Elegance Thanksgiving Tablescape

Autumn Elegance Thanksgiving Tablescape Beautiful French Country Thanksgiving table setting ideas easy Thanksgiving To Christmas decor

Welcome everyone to the “Gather ‘Round The Table” Thanksgiving Tablescapes, Dining Rooms, and Kitchens Blog Hop! I absolutely love Thanksgiving and late fall decor, so I am really excited to be hosting this hop!


Today 21 blogging friends are gathering together to share all kinds of Thanksgiving inspiration! You will find the links to each beautiful blog at the end of this post. For this hop I am sharing my “Autumn Elegance” Thanksgiving tablescape.  Let’s get started! *This post contains affiliate links.


Vintage French Country Farmhouse Thanksgiving Tablescape Pink Thanksgiving Tablescape


Last week I shared a “Pretty In Pink” Vintage French Farmhouse Thanksgiving Tablescape which was designed with a little Thanksgiving ladies’ luncheon or tea party in mind.  I used my Johnson Brothers His Majesty Turkey dishes and some unexpected pink finds from Dollar Tree as a basis for this feminine French Country Thanksgiving table setting.


Today I am sharing my “Autumn Elegance” Thanksgiving dinner table setting that my family will enjoy on turkey day!

For Thanksgiving I have dressed the table in autumn elegance using traditional and vintage Thanksgiving elements along with some of my favorite French country farmhouse style accents.


Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape

With Christmas season beginning the day after Thanksgiving (or immediately after Thanksgiving dinner!) I wanted to create a tablescape that could easily transition right on into Christmas without much fuss. I chose to incorporate faux cedar garland into my Thanksgiving design which will be the foundation for my Christmas tablescape too.



Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape with vintage amber glass thumbprint goblets

For the centerpiece I lined a large dough bowl with an absolutely gorgeous faux cedar garland and some other green and neutral fall treasures. I have been loving green all fall long, and I plan to use lots of green in my Christmas decor this year.


The cedar garland looks so pretty for Thanksgiving topped with gold-stemmed “baby boo” white pumpkins, striped green and white gourds, coppery Bosc pears (those won’t last long around our house!) olive branches and faux feathers.




Brussel sprouts add extra pops of green (of course they are only temporary decor, but roasted brussel sprouts are always on our Thanksgiving menu).  Mixed holiday nuts make perfect fall-to-Christmas bowl fillers, and they can be snacked on while waiting for holiday dinners.


After Thanksgiving I will remove the pumpkins, pears, faux feathers, and brussel sprouts. The cedar garland, olive branches, nuts and brass candlesticks will work for Christmas with the addition of some long needle pine branches, vintage bead garland or vintage ornaments.


Elegant French country Thanksgiving tablescspe farmhouse Thanksgiving ideas

For Thanksgiving I have set the table with my new Queen’s Majestic Beauty turkey dishes that I found at Tuesday Morning back in the summer. I was absolutely certain I bought four plates, but when I started getting into my fall dishes I realized I somehow only made it home with three, and the store has been sold out for some time! Since the dishes are too pretty not to enjoy, I have been displaying them on the plate rack in the dining room before using them in my Autumn Elegance tablescape.


Once I realized I only had three plates, I hit the internet to try to find another one, but it sure wasn’t easy finding a single plate. This pattern is apparently very collectible! After some searching I did end up scoring one on Ebay a few days ago. Luckily it will be here in time for Thanksgiving.


I almost didn’t use the turkey dishes for this tablescape hop, but I decided it’s better to share three beautiful plates that I really love rather than to rush around trying to find something new or different just for a blog post.


Vintage Thanksgiving Tablescape

For some of the photos I just used one of my vintage Myott’s Bouquet plates with similar autumn colors as a substitute.


Autumn Elegance Thanksgiving Table Setting with Queen's Majestic turkey dishes and copper chargers

I really struggled to find the right neutral napkins that didn’t clash with my Rachel Ashwell placemats, but at the last minute I found some pretty sage/olive green napkins which bring out the green in the turkey dishes.  I love the combination of the neutral placemats, green napkins, copper chargers, and colorful plates .


Autumn Elegance Thanksgiving Tablescape Queen's Majestic Turkey Dishes French Country Thanksgiving Tablescape

Even after adding the green napkins I still felt like the place setting looked a little plain. I experimented with what I had on hand and unfolded some beautiful Spode Woodland Turkey paper napkins and placed one under each charger. I love how it looks! I see gorgeous paper napkins at Home Goods often, so I will definitely be using this little trick for styling future tablescapes.


I also placed an extra napkin under each vintage amber glass thumbprint goblet. I would love to add the Spode turkey dishes to my collection someday, but for now the pretty paper napkins will have to do. The stunning Spode Woodland Turkey Rectangular Platter  is on my dish wish list too!


Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape vintage amber glass goblets Spode turkey napkin, roses, pumpkins, pears

I was so excited to use my vintage amber glass goblets this year but I didn’t have time to get them out of storage. My beautiful Mama loves vintage junk as much as I do, so I was able to borrow four goblets from her stash until I get mine out later this week.


All fall long I have used my favorite little French style cast iron urns on each end of the table in different fall tablescapes. For extra autumn elegance I filled them with mini bouquets of clearance grocery store roses, fresh sage, rosemary, and a few olive leaves.  The fresh herbs and roses smell wonderful!


Elegant Neutral Thanksgiving Tablescape with roses, herbs, pears, pumpkins, olive branches, and cedar garland in a dough bowl

There are so many beautiful ways to decorate for fall and I love them all! For early fall I enjoy apples, corn, wheat, orange pumpkins and colorful fall leaves. For Thanksgiving dinner which traditionally marks the cultural end of fall and the beginning of the holiday season, I really enjoy embracing a more elegant look.  The use of pears, white pumpkins, roses, fresh herbs, olive branches, cedar garland and nuts really evokes late autumn elegance.


For Thanksgiving and Christmas I like to incorporate some rustic and woodsy decor too. Instead of covering up the rough hewn wood planks on our 100+ year old farm table, (the best $10 yard sale find ever!) I let the extra cedar garland spill out over the sides of the dough bowl  and onto the table in lieu of a runner.


French Farmhouse Thanksgiving to Christmas decor Elegant Thanksgiving decor

I have removed all the wheat and brown transferware dishes on the vintage faux fireplace and mirrored shelf behind the dining table and restyled the shelf with a collection of ironstone pitchers, faux cedar branches and a couple of gold stemmed white pumpkins.


Beautiful shabby chic fireplace decorated for Thanksgiving ironstone pitchers, cedar garland and white pumpkins

This styling ties in perfectly with the Thanksgiving tablescape, yet all it will take is removing the pumpkins to beginning the transition to Christmas and winter decor. After years of wearing myself out with “over the top” Christmas decor I am already loving the idea of this simple and natural look!





It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving at our home without vintage turkeys on display! I have placed a vintage turkey planter filled with nuts on each end of the farm table. Several more vintage turkeys can be found trotting around the house. You can see more of them in when I share a little Thanksgiving/late fall tour this weekend.


Vintage Turkey Planter with nuts Thanksgiving decorating ideas



Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape with roses, fresh herbs, cedar garland, pumpkins and bosc pears

While our Thanksgiving family dinners are certainly not formal affairs, I always try to make the day seem special by setting a table that evokes  “autumn elegance.” After cooking all day I may or not be in my stretchy pants and comfy house slippers for Thanksgiving dinner, but there will certainly be fresh flowers and candlelight as we gather ’round the the table to give thanks to the Lord and to celebrate the most wonderful meal of the year!




Autumn Elegance Thanksgiving Tablescape Beautiful French Country Thanksgiving table setting ideas easy Thanksgiving To Christmas decor


I hope you have enjoyed my “Autumn Elegance” Thanksgiving tablescape and that you have been inspired by some easy ideas for transitioning from Thanksgiving to Christmas too. If you would like to create a similar tablescape be sure to check out the “shop similar items” section at the end of this post.

Now the hop continues with sweet Stacey of Poofing The Pillows . I can’t wait to see the Thanksgiving touches she has added to her lovely home! After visiting Stacey you can simply click on each thumbnail in the link up below to visit all the beautiful blogs. I know you will enjoy them!



Follow The Yellow Brick Home| Poofing The Pillows| A Stroll Thru Life| Our Southern Home


Decor To Adore| Petite Haus |Rosemary and Thyme| Botanic Bleu


My Thrift Store Addiction| Let’s Add Sprinkles| The Painted Hinge| Belle Bleu Interiors


Art and Sand| Virginia Sweet Pea| Debbee’s Buzz| White Arrows Home


The Crowned Goat| Lora Bloomquist| Beauty For Ashes| County Road 407| Decorate and More with Tip


Thank you so much for visiting today! On Friday I will be participating in one last tablescape hop hosted by Chloe Crabtree where I will be sharing highlights from each of the fall tablescapes that I have created this season, so please plan to stop back by! If you enjoyed this post I hope you will consider subscribing to my email list. Every Thursday you will receive a weekly newsletter with links to all of my latest posts as well as important news about upcoming events and giveaways. I love getting to know each of you dear readers! Have a blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving!

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  • Reply CoCo

    Every time I’m in a blog hop with you, I swear you’ll never be able to top all those beautiful vignettes, tablescapes and porches. And yet, each time you prove me wrong and dazzle and inspire me with your constant creativity. This tablescape is beyond gorgeous lady! You’ve outdone yourself again and it. is. stunning! I love it all, big hugs, CoCo

    November 13, 2018 at 7:51 am
  • Reply Christy little

    You sure do have a way with holiday decor! I adore your style more than you know! How funny that we have the same plates, and I found mine at Tuesday Morning as well! Happy Thanksgiving!!

    November 13, 2018 at 8:16 am
  • Reply Rita C at Panoply

    Beautiful display, Amber. I see you found your dough bowl, and it’s very handsome in its elongated profile. It makes a great centerpiece for your table. You know i love the mix of old and new, and you do it so well. Happy Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, my friend.

    November 13, 2018 at 8:50 am
  • Reply Marty

    Oh I love your beautiful traditional table. The dough bowl filled with the gourds, pumpkins and greenery is stunning and those beautiful dishes finish off the table in style. Everything is so pretty. Thanks for hosting another wonderful tour.

    November 13, 2018 at 8:51 am
  • Reply Debbee

    Absolutely stunning, especially the table length centerpiece with all its fabulous elements. Gotta get me a faux cedar garland! It looks so real and will go with the olive embroidered tablecloth and napkins I just brought home from Greece. I too add beautiful, large paper napkins for Thanksgiving dinners and anytime I serve buffet style. So practical and easy way to add seasonal pop. Your vintage turkey planters are to die for! Thanks for including me in your hop for the first time. I appreciate all your support.

    November 13, 2018 at 9:07 am
  • Reply Cindy@countyroad407

    I have never thought of using brussel sprouts as a decor item but why not?! Your table is magnificent. I’d love gathering around your table for sure! Everything is so inviting. You always think of everything. Down to the smallest detail – like the nuts in the tiny turkeys! Love it all!

    November 13, 2018 at 10:06 am
  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn

    Your vintage turkeys are truly wonderful. I love all the various layers and texture. Table perfection!

    November 13, 2018 at 11:31 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much dear friend! Happy Thanksgiving!

      November 14, 2018 at 8:59 pm
  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    I love this. Spode really does some wonderful turkey dishes. Your dough bowl is fabulous. I love that this will transition into Christmas.

    November 13, 2018 at 11:44 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Katie! I love your all of your dishes too!

      November 14, 2018 at 8:59 pm
  • Reply Marlene Stephenson

    Autumn has certainly arrived at your table and i know your family and friends will enjoy all the effort put forward for them to enjoy this wonderful occasion.

    November 13, 2018 at 12:18 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Marlene! Have a beautiful holiday!

      November 14, 2018 at 8:57 pm
  • Reply Terrie

    Amber, I am amazed at your table. I would love to be sitting around your table. Looks so beautiful. I think that’s a great way to change seasons without a lot of work. Love it all! Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 13, 2018 at 12:29 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Terrie! The dough bowl is super easy and a lot of fun to decorate seasonally!
      Thanks for stopping by! Happy Thanksgiving!

      November 14, 2018 at 8:57 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Your Thanksgiving table is beautiful with the turkey plates. I am glad you were able to find another one in time for your Thanksgiving meal.

    Have you noticed there is a link (#22) in our linky blog hop for someone not on the blog hop?

    Happy Thanksgiving,


    November 13, 2018 at 1:37 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Judith! I really love these plates and they were so inexpensive when I bought them, now they are outrageous and hard to find! I will know next time to count the plates at checkout!

      I have no clue what was up with that! I actually had to delete four random links right after the hop went live!

      Thanks for visiting and joining the hop. Happy Thanksgiving!

      November 14, 2018 at 8:44 pm
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    Really beautiful, Amber. I love the white roses in the urns mixed with Fall elements!

    November 13, 2018 at 2:59 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Debra! I have always loved the larger urns that you have that are similar in style but I have never been able to find them.

      I hope everything is going well and that you have a blessed, healthy and happy Thanksgiving!

      November 14, 2018 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply Paula

    You are so talented and set the most beautiful table for Thanksgiving. I love your creativity and always get ideas from your tablescapes. I love how you added brussels sprouts and nuts into the decor in your dough bowl. Both of those items are perfect for Thanksgiving. You also were so smart to think to use a napkin under your chargers. That is a great tip and it looks so good. Thanks so much for organizing this hop!

    November 13, 2018 at 5:44 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Paula! Brussel sprouts have been on our Thanksgiving menu for several years so I thought they were appropriate, even if a little unexpected. I am excited about my napkin layering discovery! It opens up lots of new possibilities for creating different tablescapes using the patterns on inexpensive napkins to add interest.

      I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving, and may the food be blessed to the healing and nourishment of your body sweet friend!

      November 14, 2018 at 8:41 pm
  • Reply Tara @ Stilettos and Shiplap

    I love this! I haven’t ever seen your blog before but this is great! I love what I’ve seen so far! The colors that you chose for this tablescape and especially the centerpiece, are just perfect!

    November 13, 2018 at 7:29 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Hi Tara! So nice to have you here! Thank you for your kind compliments! I hope you will stop back by again soon. The next few weeks are going to be jam packed with posts!

      Happy Thanksgiving!

      November 14, 2018 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Amber, I love your style and your mix of old and new is always perfect. The rustic and woodsy feel of your table is ideal for Thanksgiving. I may have to borrow your idea of placing the paper napkin under the charger. Beautiful!!

    November 13, 2018 at 7:56 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Borrow away sweet Pam! Thank you so much for visiting and your kind words. Happy Thanksgiving!

      November 14, 2018 at 8:35 pm
  • Reply Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    All of your tablescapes are so lovely, Amber! The pink was very unexpected and so wonderful! I love the Johnson Bros plates and amber glasses, too! You always inspire me with your beautiful home!

    November 13, 2018 at 8:23 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Linda! I love your home too!

      November 14, 2018 at 8:34 pm
  • Reply Stacey @ Poofing the Pillows

    Amber, this is so beautiful! The china mixed with the white roses and greenery is so pretty. I love your dough bowl filled with pumpkins. Your photos are magazine quality!

    Thanks so much for organizing this hop. I am honored to participate.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 13, 2018 at 9:09 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Stacey! I am happy with the tablecape but to be honest it was pouring the rain and dark…I mean like dark, dark gray and the sun never came out the only day I had to take photos. I struggled to get the ones I shared and had to edit them a lot. I am actually going to try to retake a lot of them and get some room shots this weekend. Thank you so much for your kind words. I am still learning how to use this camera, but I always hope to have magazine worthy photos and styling, so this means a lot!

      Happy Thanksgiving!

      November 14, 2018 at 8:33 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    What a beautiful table setting, Amber. I love all of the natural accents! Thanks again for all of your work on the blog hop. Happy to be joining you on the tour! Blessings, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

    November 13, 2018 at 10:36 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Cecilia! I love my vintage junk but I am really starting to enjoy working with elements of nature too. So easy and sometimes free!

      Thanks for joining us for the hop! Happy Thanksgiving!

      November 14, 2018 at 8:31 pm
      • Reply Cecilia

        Thank you, also, for sharing your gorgeous table at Vintage Charm! Pinned!

        November 25, 2018 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Lora Bloomquist

    Absolutely beautiful, Amber! I love all the layers and textures you’ve filled your table with, and your old wood farmhouse table is the perfect backdrop! Thanks for being our fearless leader and organizing these fun hops!

    November 14, 2018 at 11:23 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Lora! I am just now getting comfortable with exploring elegant looks on the farm table. I don’t know why but I always thought it was too rustic for elegance. I do normally keep it very simply styled, but for the holidays it gets special treatment.

      Thank you so much for joining the hop! Happy Thanksgiving!

      November 14, 2018 at 8:24 pm
  • Reply Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

    Your tablescape is gorgeous as always, Amber! I love the turkey plates and napkins and how you layered your dough bowl centerpiece. And I love those amber glasses! Thanks so much for including me in the hop!

    November 14, 2018 at 12:13 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Michelle! I have struggled with centerpieces for our farm table until I started using long dough bowls filled with different seasonal items. It is easy and fun to change it up.

      I can’t believe this is the first time I have used amber glasses since we moved here five years ago! I love amber glass, and I know you do too! I am still crushing over your bottle collection.

      Thanks for joining us for the hop!

      November 14, 2018 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply Janet

    I do love this table setting Amber. It is magnificent. I like that you are not afraid of using autumn colors. Every little detail screams cozy celebration!!! The center is brilliant and those plates add so much personality and richness. The amber glassware is the icing on the cake.

    Beautiful photos and home Amber. Thank you for all your effort and time in putting this blog hop together. It was an honor to be joining you all. Hopefully we can do it again for Christmas.!!!

    Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.

    Rosemary & Thyme

    November 14, 2018 at 8:12 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Janet! I love my shabby chic white and neutrals, but I also love to embrace a bit of festive color for fall and the holidays.
      I am so glad you have joined up with this wonderful group of bloggers for our hops. It is so fun to share ideas, and you always inspire.
      Have a great Thanksgiving!

      November 14, 2018 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply Angelina

    Amber, I love your beautiful Thanksgiving table. The centerpiece is so beautiful – I studied it a while to see what you had stuffed all in there! Thank you for organizing the hop and I am wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 15, 2018 at 5:43 pm
  • Reply Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

    Amber, you set the most beautiful tables! I am so happy that you were able to find another turkey plate in time for Thanksgiving. Any guest would feel special to be able to sit at such a gorgeous table. Your centerpiece is absolutely stunning and the cedar garland is such a pretty touch! I hope that you have a very Happy Thanksgiving, sweet friend!!!

    November 18, 2018 at 3:10 pm
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